Quackery, magic, dementia, and more…

 

FSM News & articles

Australian patients vulnerable to quacks: Adequate consumer protection should focus on prevention. In Australia, it all too often involves action after a harmful event. Australian consumers are particularly vulnerable as we have one of the lowest rates of adequate … [Read more...]

Dangers of alternative therapies, successful prosecutions, asthma and more…

FSM Friends news & articles:

Death by “Slapping Therapy” – The role of the National Institute of Complementary Medicine, and others, in this tragedy: In 2015. a 6 year old boy died in Sydney after he was subjected to “slapping therapy” to cure his diabetes … [Read more...]

Alternative therapies at medical school, celebrity fads, flu, AI, and more…

 

FSM Friends news & articles:

A $200 million gift promotes alternative therapies at a California medical school — and critics recoil: “The couple has been promoting and funding research into alternative medicine for years … [including] the efficacy of prayer and homeopathy as a … [Read more...]

Acupuncture, homeopathy, ‘Quackademia”, viruses, cancer, and more

 

FSM news & articles:

Comment on the (FDA) Notice: Draft Revisions to the FDA Blueprint for Prescriber Education for Extended-Release and Long-Acting Opioids; Availability; “Recommendations by the FDA (US) impact all countries.  FSM appreciates that it is appropriate for the FDA to recommend … [Read more...]

Homeopathy in pharmacies, false hopes, universities stand up, and more

FSM news & articles

King Review: Homeopathy shouldn’t be sold in PBS-approved pharmacies: FSM’s Ian Carr has welcomed King Review recommendations on homeopathy .The interim report of the Review of Pharmacy Remuneration and Regulation states that “there are unacceptable risks where community pharmacies are allowed … [Read more...]

Acupuncture, homeopathy, ‘Quackademia”, viruses, cancer, and more

 

FSM news & articles:

Comment on the (FDA) Notice: Draft Revisions to the FDA Blueprint for Prescriber Education for Extended-Release and Long-Acting Opioids; Availability; “Recommendations by the FDA (US) impact all countries.  FSM appreciates that it is appropriate for the FDA to recommend … [Read more...]

Vitamin gummies, ‘esoteric breast massage’, ‘Pranic crystal healing’, pet therapy, and more

Complementary and alternative medicines:

Kids’ vitamin gummies: unhealthy, poorly regulated and exploitative: There are many brands of kids’ “gummies” on the market, but these products are unhealthy and exploitative. Their high sugar content may appeal to young children, but they’re not a good introduction to … [Read more...]